This is an analysis of the poem Naughty Claude that begins with:

When Little Claude was naughty wunst
At dinner-time, an' said... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 110111 11111001 1101101 111101111 110111 11111101 0110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 258
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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